Pressure treating, which involves putting lumber inside a pressurized watertight tank and forcing chemicals into the boards, has been used for more than a century to help stave off the fungus that causes in wet environments.
Now researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new method that could one day replace conventional pressure treating as a way to make lumber not only fungal-resistant but also nearly impervious to water.
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Six ‘P's of designing kitchen space
In what is perhaps the first of its kind in India, award-winning kitchen designer GOPAL DWIVEDI has recently published ‘Modular Kitchen Planning & Designing Guide’ in English at his own expense.
Understanding lamination adhesives
For beginners, here are descriptions of several lamination applications, along with the most common adhesives used in the various lamination applications.
Interzum 2021 to go ‘hybrid'
Preparations for Interzum (4-7 May, 2021) are entering the next phase right on schedule. Even though the total registrations for the international trade fair are on target, the Interzum team is continuing to rigorously refine the event’s concept.
Webinar defines advantages from mass timber architecture
Forestry Innovation Consulting India Pvt. Ltd. (FII, India), popularly known as ‘Canadian Wood’, recently held another educational webinar on ‘Developments in Mass Timber Architecture’.
Upholstery from recycled marine waste
Tessutica, the Belgium-based subsidiary of Beaulieu International Group (BIG), recently announced a new product line in upholstery, ‘Greencare’ fabrics. The fabric is created from pellets that come from marine plastic waste and can themselves be 100% recycled into pellets again.
Finland looks to feeding India market
Wood from Finland recently organised a webinar featuring industry experts from Finland and India to bring in their perspectives on the opportunities for certified softwood timber from the north European exporting country.
Driven by divine design, Anuradha Timber International has given a new lease of life to traditional woodcarvers and temple artisans from Tamil Nadu, for a megaproject on the outskirts of Hyderabad
Glulam: rated better than steel, concrete
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Building automation is preventive healthcare
Today, there is growing awareness that the quality of air we breathe has a significant impact on our health and productivity. Commercial buildings are becoming clean in order to maintain the health of the people who live, work and play in them.
Covid-Proof Outdoor Benches From US Hardwoods
‘Please Sit Here’ challenged three prominent Emirati designers to develop versatile public seating solutions in thermally-modified American hardwoods, which were featured at the Dubai Design Week, 2020.